Shall we begin?
Here is the table for Halloween night with goodies on it. I made the spider's nest hanging down from the chandeliers and the chair covers.
A little streamer with my egg carton bats:
The candy bar:
The shrunken heads. I think they turned out pretty good.
Our Witch's Brew made of Gingerale, Apple Cider, and Rum. Yummm.
On to the Cookie Cutter Snowman. This year I'm making ornaments for friends and neighbors out of felt, foam board, and beads and buttons. I am using the cookie cutters for my patterns. Here is my Snowman made from my round biscuit/cookie cutter with the instructions.
You will need: white felt, red felt, small amounts of black yarn and orange yarn (optional), glue, green yarn (optional), white pompom, yarn needle, small amounts of white yarn and red yarn for sewing, bow (optional), size G crochet hook, small amounts of stuffing,and stiff ribbon.
Lay 2 pieces of white felt down together on your table.
Trace around the cookie cutter on to white felt using a pencil. Using french knots, make eyes, mouth and nose on one piece. You could paint the face or use buttons instead.
Lay a small amount of stuffing on the bottom piece. Just enough so the face will be puffy. Pin around.
Whip stitch around.
Choose a hat pattern you like. I searched around online for mine. Draw it on paper and cut out. Place the pattern on the 2 pieces of felt and trace around.
Whip Stitch around the sides and top of hat, leaving the bottom open. Stuff lightly.
Place the hat on the head of the snowman and tack in place.
Using yarn (I used Sugar & Cream in variagated green) and size G hook, make a chain that will go around the hat tightly. SC in 2nd chain from hook and across. End off with a length to sew. Place piece around the head and hat and tack in place. If you don't know how to crochet or want something simpler, you can use fur or felt or even leave enough on the bottom of the hat to turn up.
Using a glue spot and pompom, attach the pompom to the hat. Attach the bow to the bottom of the snowman's face. I bought these bows at the dollar store. The bow is optional. I just thought it looked better with the bow.
Cut a piece of stiff ribbon to the size you want for hanging on the tree.
Here are some other pieces I've already cut to make into ornaments from other cookie cutters.
The gingerbread man I plan to use a zigzag stitch around the edges and puffy paint on the face. The star I will whip stitch and add glitter. The tree will be machine stitched. I have gold star beads for the top. The heart is done. I sewed a small button on the front, stuffed lightly, whip stitched around, and put a stiff ribbon on top.
Thanks for dropping by and checking out my crafty side.